Company fined after death of worker

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Western Power Distribution (South West) PLC, a Bristol based company has been fined after the death of one of its employees at a remote site in Cornwall. Truro Crown Court heard that on 16 January 2013 the Company arranged for a group of 15 employees to replace overhead electricity cables at the site in Cawsand, […]

North West farmer sentenced after man electrocuted

North West farmer sentenced after man electrocuted 2

A North-West farmer has been sentenced to a conditional discharge after a man was electrocuted when the arm of his lorry mounted crane contacted overhead power lines. Manchester Crown Court heard how, on 8 April 2016, Matthew Drummond, 29, a self-employed tipper wagon driver, had been in the process of unloading sand at Heaton Farm […]

Company fined after workers suffer serious burns

Company fined after workers suffer serious burns 3

A Nottinghamshire foundry has been sentenced after two employees suffered serious burns from an electrical flashover. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 2 September 2016, at BAS Castings Ltd two employees were working to reinstate the power supply to one of the furnaces after repair work had been completed by contractors. After replacing the […]

Interserve Facilities Management fined for safety failings

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A facilities management contractor has been fined after multiple safety failings at a laboratory site for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge. Hove Crown Court heard how, on Sunday 21 September 2014, mains power was lost at the site which includes high containment laboratory facilities required to safely handle high hazard pathogens […]

Company fined after worker suffers electric shock

Company fined after worker suffers electric shock 6

A North East company, Green North East Trading Bidco Limited, was sentenced today after a sub-contractor suffered an electric shock when he cut through a live cable. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 20 March 2016, the injured person was removing an item of industrial equipment at the site in Davy Bank, Wallsend. Believing […]

Company sentenced following electric shock and burn incident

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An electrical contractor has been sentenced after a worker suffered an electric shock and sustained life-changing burn injuries.Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 July 2016, an electrician in the substation at a construction site at Shoe Lane in London was carrying out work for Wingate Electrical involving the disconnection and relocation of a site […]

Construction companies fined after employee receives electrical burns

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Two companies have been fined after a worker received serious electrical burns during demolition work. Chelmsford Magistrates Court heard how on the 12th April 2017, two demolition workers employed by sub-contractor R B Haigh & Sons were removing electrical distribution equipment from a switchgear room at the former Molecular Products site in Thaxted, Essex. Mr Alan […]

Company fined £1 million after two employees suffer burns

Company fined £1 million after two employees suffer burns 10

A car and commercial vehicle component manufacturer has been fined after two employees suffered burns whilst cleaning a distillation tank. Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how on 11 July 2017 two employees of Delphi Diesel Systems Limited were burnt when the vapour of a flammable chemical, which was being used to clean the distillation tank part […]